The Minority

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Minority
Directed byDwayne Buckle
Written byDwayne Buckle
Produced byDwayne Buckle
Josh Norton
StarringBilloah Greene
CinematographyStephen Koh
Edited byDwayne Buckle
Josh Norton
Music by3SIXDY
360 Sound and Vision
Distributed byCelebrity Video Distribution
Running time
84 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Minority is a 2007 American film written and directed by Dwayne Buckle and starring Billoah Greene as Jake Jackson. The Minority was Dwayne Buckle's first feature-length film which was shot in New York City. The movie had its theatrical motion picture release in 2007 and debuted at the 15th Annual Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, where it won an Honorable Mention Award. The film had its DVD release in 2009.


Jake Jackson is a happy, positive young black professional who has a good job and a relationship. As Jake goes about his daily routine, he sees incidences[spelling?] of racism around him which are perplexing to him because he never had experienced them himself. But all this changes one day, when one of his white co-workers asks if he would be interested in a date. When Jake turns her down, she becomes upset. She concocts an incident at work which gets Jake fired from his job. This incident begins Jake's experience with racial bias. During Jake's job search, he continues to be bombarded with racial incidents from the police, security guards, job interviewers, and store owners. By the end of the film Jake is a changed man, frustrated, angry, and exhausted from all the racial bias he has experienced. However, Jake's luck changes when he encounters a wanted serial killer.[1]



  • Honorable Mention By The Jury Award. 3rd Annual STEPS International Rights Film Festival, December 2009, Kharkiv, Ukraine.[3]
  • Best Feature Film Award October, 18th 2008, 7th Annual Urban Mediamakers Film Festival Atlanta, Georgia.[4]
  • Honorable Mention Award. 15th Annual Pan African Film Festival (PAFF), February, 2007, Los Angeles [5]


  1. ^ "The Minority". Rotten Tomatoes. 2009-07-07. Retrieved 2012-03-25.
  2. ^ The Minority (2006) – IMDb
  3. ^ "Steps Iff". Cetalife Website. Retrieved 2012-03-25.
  4. ^ "Urban Mediamakers Film Festival (UMFF) 2008 : The Minority". Archived from the original on September 25, 2010.
  5. ^ "Award Winners". Retrieved 2012-03-25.

External links[edit]